Arena may come to North Mesa

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By Kirsten Laskey

Despite sticker shock on a project where the cost estimates have nearly doubled, the Capital Improvement Project Oversight and Evaluation Committee is recommending the county council approve funds for design and construction of a multi-use covered arena on North Mesa.
The committee gave their thumb’s up during a meeting Tuesday night. It is not yet determined when council will discuss the recommendation.  
Four different options and costs were presented for the committee’s consideration.
Anne Laurent, director of the Capital Projects and Facilities, said there were two options the applicants preferred.
The option most preferred, which the committee selected, calls for a 200-foot by 75-foot enclosed steel structure. There would be 25-foot by 25-foot covered pens on the east side as well as a single unisex restroom.
Laurent explained this option came with a higher price tag than previously thought. In the application for phase I study funds, it was estimated the project would cost less than $500,000. However, the new estimates reveal that the project would be $787,000.
There are several reasons behind the price increase, Laurent said.
The estimate from the phase I application was put together by citizens who were not well-versed in the various details to consider, Laurent said.

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